AGC will return to the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, for its 2018 Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management.
The dates are Monday, January 29, to Wednesday, January 31. AGC will launch the event with a plenary session from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on that Monday afternoon and end the conference at 11:40 a.m. on the following Wednesday. On the tentative schedule of conference events are four plenary sessions, twenty breakout sessions, two receptions and one luncheon.
Football fans will note that this is the week preceding the Super Bowl. In the past, the conference has conflicted with this annual sporting event, but again this year, the conference will avoid any conflicts with the big game!
On Monday, January 29, AGC will also host pre-conference meetings for the in-house lawyers and risk managers in the AGC family. While primarily intended for such professionals, these parallel meetings are open to everyone working for the construction companies that form the core of the association’s membership. Bond producers, insurance brokers and others working outside the construction industry are not, however, eligible to attend.
On the same day, the Contract Bonds Advisory Committee of the Surety and Fidelity Association of America will also hold a meeting.
AGC’s annual Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management had a quiet beginning as a modest committee meeting. Over the years, it has become a much larger event. It continues, however, to focus on the thought leaders in the field of construction risk management, including the surety, insurance and legal professionals who continue to play such important roles. Indeed, its primary objective is to provide a meaningful opportunity for each and all of them to engage in candid discussion of their respective strengths and weaknesses.
This conference serves and supports everyone playing a senior role in construction risk management. That group includes the senior executives of the construction companies in the AGC family, and particularly the in-house lawyers and risk managers for these companies. In addition, the regular attendees include the sureties, bond producers, insurance carriers, insurance brokers, lawyers and other professionals on whom such executives continue to depend for advice and assistance.
The host hotel is the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. To AGC’s regret, the rooms that it reserved in this property and the nearby Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort have now sold out. Several reasonably priced alternatives are, however, within five miles.
The AGC Forum on Surety Bonding and Risk Management is pleased to host the conference.
The attire for all of the business sessions and social events will be business casual.